Amazing Contribution to the Community!

Tue 22nd November 2016

Rangers work in the community has contributed to the biggest single-impact community campaign that Scottish football has ever seen, as revealed by the SPFL Trust’s Legacy 2014 Report.

The report shows that 30,596 people across Scotland have been engaged through the Legacy 2014 and Scottish League Cup funding programme with the Scottish Government.  The programme supported an important project with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) delivered by Rangers at Ibrox which saw participants improve their fitness and develop important coping skills to safeguard their mental health. 

In total, 40 clubs across Scotland participated in delivering life-changing activity relevant to the needs of their local community, demonstrating the incredible power of football to change lives for the better, as well as the massive commitment of many football clubs in Scotland to their local community.

Connal Cochrane, Director of the Rangers Charity Foundation commented, “The Rangers Charity Foundation runs more than 20 community programmes covering a range of issues from employability and health and wellbeing to education and recovery from addiction. 

“Funding via the SPFL Trust supported an excellent project with SAMH which helped participants identified by the charity improve their mental health via exercise and ‘Tools For Living’ workshops.  

“The report shows what a powerful force for good Club Foundations and Trusts can be in our respective communities.”

Nicky Reid, General Manager at the SPFL Trust added, “The impact as demonstrated in this Legacy 2014 report has been incredible and we are so very proud of the part that Rangers has played in its undoubted success.

“Scottish football has once again shown its remarkable capacity to engage hard to reach groups, by using the power of each club’s reach within the communities in which they are supported.

“The Legacy 2014 programme is the single-biggest programme of community engagement Scottish football has ever seen. It demonstrates the value that the SPFL Trust and our clubs working together can deliver to the country.”

Find out more about our work in the community here.

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